European Gourmet Bakery Chocolate Chip Organic Cookie Mix Review
I was at the store recently and not really thinking about baking - I was just there to pick up something for dinner - and I was struck by the number of packaged cookie mixes on the store shelves.
Then I thought, if I did want to bake some cookies, which of these mixes should I get?
That's when I realized I should try them all! No, not right then, but over time. I could pick up a few different packages every now and then, bake 'em up and let you know how they turned out!
The first packaged mix I decided to try is the chocolate chip organic cookie mix from European Gourmet. I picked it up at Whole Foods for $3.39.
The ingredients listed on the package are: Organic Wheat Flour, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (Organic Sugar, Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Cocoa Butter), Organic Brown Sugar, Sea Salt, Organic Vanilla Flavor, Baking Soda.
The cookies stayed puffy and I ended up making 16 cookies with this mix.
European Gourmet Chocolate Chip Organic Cookie Mix Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 9 to 12 minutes per cookie sheet
- 1 package (12.3 ounces) European Gourmet Chocolate Chip Organic Cookie Mix
- 1 egg
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees for dark non-stick baking sheets and 375F degrees for shiny metal sheets.
- Cream together the butter and egg with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth and creamy.
- Stir in cookie mix until a soft dough forms.
- Drop dough by tablespoonfuls, spaced about 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly.
- Bake for 9 to 12 minutes, until set.
- Remove from oven and allow cookies to sit on sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.
This mix makes about 16 Chocolate Chip Cookies.
We tested the cookies when they were still warm from the oven and thought they tasted pretty good. I tasted a slightly cardboard-like or "papery" after-taste that was a bit surprising and unexpected.
We also did a next-day taste test and am glad to report the cookies held together well with a mostly moist and chewy consistency. They were a little dry around the edges, but that's probably to be expected with day-old cookies.
Unfortunately I still experienced the weird after-taste, although it didn't seem as strong as the day before - when they were freshly baked.
I'm looking forward to picking up some other packaged cookie mixes to try them out and see how they compare.
They weren't bad overall, but I would definitely try some other mixes before baking these cookies again.
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